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for the pentagon. get him on record, perhaps he was too tired, i don't know. but he told reporters the government uses information, which everyone knew by self-evident, but no one actually wanted anyone to say. said pentagon spokesman had gone on record in this sparked massive outcry about news management coming to the kennedy administration is manipulating and it's obviously an enduring subject of interest because press leaks in foreign affairs. we need to take a quick break and we'll come back in a moment. >> we were talking about kennedy's news management and relations with the press. one of the fascinating things about your book as they can surprise those looking back at this. think of lyndon johnson's paranoia and angry views of the press during the escalation of vietnam and the press turned against him and with press secretaries who had to do with it. and of course he think of richard nixon and how that led him down as the worst slope to watergate. has he gotten a free ride because he's usually remembered as being sort of buddy buddy with some reporters and he had reported younger in his li
, the pentagon told him that the american surveillance plane may have been shot down over cuba. kennedy has the tape recorder rolling and talking to robbie kennedy while the prime minister is -- ambassador is the room. we think a plane has been shut down. what do we do? and he's going through do we do air strikes? he's talking about the things about the prelim performs going to be faced when it comes out. it's one of the remarkable moments you get to hear a.in real time struggling through, okay, now what go do? do we retaliate and send our planes over and knock out the airfield which would have reinflamed the crisis. kennedy was having a reprieve. it was a false alarm. they had scrammed. they hadn't shut down an american plane. you goat windows and you get a sense of the tension what kennedy is facing. had is, you know, a week after the 30 the days. you get a sense how close military action was during the period. >> one thing that comes clear through the years. kennedy was acutely fearful of escalation and how future generations would look if they had lost control of the situation as it hap
.c.. it takes place in cia headquarters, the pentagon, and at the white house. you know, it's funny for me to write a story about a military operation where 90% of the story takes place in washington, d.c., but that's where the story actually unfolded. today, unique, i think, among presidents of the united states, president obama is almost, daily, given a dossier on a target. this is someone in the cross hairs of the cia or the military, and obama or directer petraeus has to make a decision about whether to shoot at that target, whether to take that person out. now, i know that presidents have had to make critically important decisions affecting thousands and hundreds of thousands of lives throughout history of this country, but it seems to me to be a new development for the president of the united states to be deciding on individual targets around the world on a regular basis, and i think that that is probably one of the most unique developments in modern war, and that kind of defines right now the nature of the war that we're fighting. obama, when he said that he was, you know, willing t
the sources of american power our, that you say the pentagon or the size of the federal debt. like, if you're the biggest debtor into a big issue certain power. are you optimistic that these can be really reversed, like 30 seconds because i'm very optimistic about america's future. i think we have to approach that future with confidence. we have to get our house right at home, but we have to be prepared to engage with confidence abroad. we still are that shining light on the hill that people look to. they are disappointed when we don't deliver. we are disappointed when we don't deliver. i think we can, both at home and abroad, find a way to move forward. it's not going to be simple. our government takes longer to get things done than the real economy would like. we've got to intercept the real and the political economy, but at the end of day am optimistic that we can make progress. >> thank you. ladies and gentlemen, thank you so much. [applause] spent i'm like doctor doom. i come on stage when it's time to go. the eternal foot man holding your code. >> tonight in primetime, we get a close
the conclusion was that there was no wind pentagon security and no criminality, -- there was no impingement upon security and no criminality, why were these decisions made? >> i think it was just such an egregious series of bad judgment -- a series of decisions of bad judgment i'm not questioning the man's intellect, his service, his commitment to the country, his patriotism. but first, you are carrying on an affair in an exposed e-mail situation. i do not know how you carry on an affair with or without e- mail, but i can tell you this, that is about the dumbest thing you can do. plus, he is with this woman, who to call her less than stable is a complement on the highest order pipa -- order. there were warning bells set off by him. he writes a letter endorsing her as a mother to a judge who basically says, you are absolutely wrong. and let it be noted -- and it was duly noted by the marine general george allen. it makes you wonder what is going on with these folks. >> it raises the question of whether classified material was compromised in any way. the other thing is that patraeus resign and he
combat is outdated, unfair, and actually bad for their careers. cnn pentagon correspondent barbara starr is joining us. tell us who these women are and what exactly they want changed. >> well, suzanne, these particular women are veterans of the wars in iraq and afghanistan and like many military women, they are getting very frustrated about the rules here because basically many jobs have been opened to women but women are still legally prohibited by the military from serving in front line combat positions. these women say it's keeping them from advancing in their careers and that the reality of war, of course, is that women are in combat these days. one of them even helicopter pilot, she was shot down, wounded, and got a purple heart. listen to what one of these women had to say about their concerns. >> the policy limits my future in the marine corps. i would be assigned to positions based on my gender rather than my qualifications or accomplishments. this doesn't make sense to me personally or professionally and frankly doesn't make sense to the military. >> what they are saying is, loo
and shaped by general jones who has unique experience of serving in the pentagon and in the military and as the national security adviser to the president. he made a point that i was familiar with based on my experiences, that we had all these different agencies and departments and people all over the government as well as in the congress that had parts of the energy package but it never had a way to be brought together to take a look at what should be our energy policy and came up with this idea of the council which we are recommending where you pull all of the different departments chaired by the department of energy secretary, agencies, that will reach out to all the different interested parties to make sure their views are being taken into consideration. to do this quadrennial agency review somewhat similar to what they have done at the pentagon. it is very different from what they do at the pentagon. it is a technique that i have observed that works and is helpful for the department of the defense. talking about a strategy, a broader view, and then through the report get into th
, postpone pentagon cuts, and now they are putting health care on the table. mr. cantor says the gop has presented a big move. nah. losing an election is big. i'm still waiting for the move part from them. joining me now is jared bernstein, msnbc contributor and former chief economist for vice president joe biden and michelle cottle, washington correspondent for newsweek and the daily beast. thank you both for coming on the show. >> thanks, rev. >> michelle, let me go to you first. let's leave the other tax reform issues for aside for the moment. how can they defend not raising rates? >> this is fundamental to the house republicans got elected and who they are. taxation is stealing under any circumstances you don't raise the tax rates. and this whole grover norquist pledge, i agree, is a complete distraction. no matter how you feel about taxes, you don't want to look like you're tied to and being given marching orders by somebody who people have never heard of. i don't think the norquist pledge really matters. the house, in particular, has a problem with any kind of tax rate hike. >> now
at how budget cuts could affect the pentagon. he spoke of the center for a new american security about the so- called fiscal quick and defense priorities. >> his resume is what i will call legendary. democratic senator. chairman of the house budget committee when they actually passed budgets. director of office of management and budget, and chief of staff to president clinton and white house. now, secretary of defense. the question, what in the world will you do next? this does not do justice to the man. he is a wonderful human being with many different facets, and in some ways, a man of contrast. i will give you a couple of examples. he is known for his warm, italian bear hugs. he is also known around the world for the laser like focus he displayed in hunting down osama bin laden. he often holds meetings in his pentagon office with his dog curled up around his feet as he vigorously presses a particular war plan will it be of particular interest. when traveling he is known to hang out in the back of the plane with staff and journalists. with a scotch on the rocks in hand. and waxing el
, general jon allen resumed his duties today more than a week after the pentagon announced it was investigating emails between him and a woman tied to the david petraeus affair. and there are still unanswered questions in the petraeus scandal like why did the fbi keep investigating the cia director if he committed no crime? and could petraeus have resigned for basically nothing? joining us from minneapolis is former cia officer criminal defense attorney jack rice. good to have you here. this new "washington post"/abc poll finds out that even after he resigned people see general david petraeus in a favorable light. could the president bring him back, nominate him as the next cia director? do you think that's way too far off the map? >> it probably is way too far off the map. realistically, now, you have to look at anybody in his position, anybody at the flagship level if you will. these guys are politicians in the first place. that was before he was director of cia. come in as director, generally speaking you're still a politician. it's hard to bring them back. there is a po
. but the pentagon insists he was held in accordance with the rules. if convicted, manning faces life in prison. >>> and in the democratic republic of the congo, the rebel group known as m-23 defied a call to withdraw from the city of goma. they say they're going the remain in control of the city until the demands are met. including releasing political prisoners and dismissing the national election commission. the congo administration minister -- residents fear they'll be caught in the cross-fire, and what's been happening there is hard to imagine. >>> bob dole has been hospitalized. an aide says dole self-checked into walter reid for a routine procedure and will be discharged tomorrow. they say he's doing very well. there were questions raised about his health today after senate majority leader harry reid indicated on the floor that he was there for something more than a check-up. he talked about his love for him. >>> well, it has been 481 days since this country lost its top credit rating. what are we doing to get it back? there's good news today, consumer confidence hit a new high, september
. just say, look, this is not part of the conversation. we're talking a about the wars, the pentagon, talking about taxes, let's stick to that. look, you want to raise taxes and lower defense spending, we'll do that. if not, then p we go off this supposed cliff and then democrats are negotiating from an even stronger hand. >> i want to bring in senator jeanne shaheen. i'm wondering what you think about what he had to say, raise taxes or lower spending or going off the fiscal cliff. where are you? and how do you feel about tinkering with medicare and medicaid? >> look, i think we've got to put aside all of the sacred cows and really got to be willing, as dick durbin said, sit down and negotiate and come up with a plan, a long-term plan that's balanced, that looks at the domestic side of the budget, the defense side, the mandatory programs, and the revenue side. and if we're willing to do that, then i think we can get an agreement. but i think to go to the tax issue that you were talking about earlier, there are really two issues there. one is the amount of revenue that needs to be rai
to support. .. the pentagon or the size of the federal debt. if you're the biggest debtor in the world that gives you certain power. are you optimistic these can be really reversed? 30 seconds. >> i'm very optimistic about america's future. we have to approach that was confident. we have to get our house right at home. the attribute or to engage with confidence abroad. we still are that shining light on the hill that people look to. they are disappointed when we don't deliver. we are disappointed when they don't deliver. i think we can home and abroad find a way to move forward. it's not going to be simple. >> thank you. >> our government takes longer to get things done in the real, but i'd. a candidate a.m. optimistic we can make progress. >> thank you. he does and gentlemen, robert kimmitt, douglas holtz-eakin, steven clemons. [applause] >> i am.your doom. i come onstage and save time to go. the eternal foot man holding your coat. >> more from last week's washington idea form hosted by the aspen institute and museum. up next the counterterrorism coordinator also discusses the afghani
ask people what they think the sources of american power of art, the pentagon or the size of the federal debt. if you are the biggest debtor in the world that gives you a certain power. are you optimistic that these can be reversed? >> i'm very optimistic about america's future. i think we have to approach the future with confidence. we have to get our house quite yet how. we have to be prepared to engage with confidence abroad. we still are the shining light on the hill that people look to. they are disappointed when we don't deliver. we are disappointed when we don't deliver. i think we can, both at home and abroad find a way look for it. is not going to be simple. our government takes longer to get things done. the real economy. at the end of the day i'm optimistic that we can -- >> ladies and cinnamon. [applause] >> more now from last week's washington ideas forum hosted by the atlantic, the aspen institute, and the museum. up next a look at the use of germ warfare. former counter-terrorism coordinator who also discusses cyber security and the afghanistan war. >> depen
american service women are suing the pentagon, hoping to force the military to drop its policy that excludes women from thousands of ground combat positions. all four are veterans of the wars in iraq and afghanistan. two have been awarded the purple heart. they maintain that the exclusion rule is discriminatory. >> i would be assigned positions based on my gender rather than my qualifications. it didn't make sense for me personal personally or professionally and it doesn't make sense for the military. >> a dangerous set of rule that is prevent commanders deciding the best way to fight. >>> yahoo!'s new ceo is headed to the white house to discuss the fiscal cliff with the president. her new gig and her new son have been full of surprises. >> baby has been easy. the baby has been way easier than everyone made it out to be. i think i've been really lucky that way. i had a very easy, healthy pregnancy. he has been easy. so those have been two really terrific surprises. the kids have been easier and the job has been fun. >> mayer says her secret to getting everything done is ruthles
% smaller gdp. the guys that want more money from the pentagon should be focused on economic growth, not on trying to take a larger piece of the shrinking pie. so i think the growth is the only way to get out from -- 4% a year instead of obama's reef for a decade and you wipe out obama's accumulated debt in the first term that he has run up in the debt. so i think there's some very important focuses on growth, and yeah when we see something in writing i'm not going to get involved in some hypothetical because every once in awhile i try to help somebody expand the hypothetical and then that gets turned into one more than i perhaps said were intended to say. but when something is written down -- the good news is you have it written down and you put it on line for seven days and of the press and the american people look. is this a tax increase? let's see, take a look at it. it's going to be there clearly a tax increase or not. problems in the 2011 budget or the tax increase. easy. the 2010 budget deal. we have lots of deals and they will be on the phone wondering if it is a tax increas
and other western companies. >>> a new challenge to the pentagon's ban on women serving in combat. four female service members have filed a lawsuit for the right to fight saying the policy as it stands now blocks them from advancements that are open to men who serve in combat. >>> and an apology from the youngest star of "two and a half men." while he did not take back his comments calling his show filth, angus t. jones said he apologized if his remarks were disrespectful of his colleagues and expressed gratitude for the opportunity to be on the show. we'll have more on the story coming up in a live report. >>> and "gangnam style" is the dance craze that has taken the world by storm. just about everyone is doing the horsey dance, except for our matt lauer. he conveniently wasn't here that are psy's concert on our plaza so jibjab has found a way to make matt dance. >> that's not funny. ♪ ♪ ♪ oppa gangnam style >> something's so wrong about that but so right. go to jibjab.com and put any face you want in there. it's free. so matt, savannah. >> that's really nice. >> you brought this
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